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From @DavidArchie:

New video blooog. decided to film this one outside in the snow —-> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip7CLZ5_3bY

Decided to do this video blog outside. Went snowboarding this week and it was awesome! Sorry I kept getting distracted by the cat. He’s a cool cat though. Also just went over the challenge last week of trying different foods.

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Sorry that it’s been so long since I’ve made a blog! Just giving you a quick update though… or maybe it’s not so quick haha. Spending time with the family! Was in DC last weekend and headed to Cali next week. Had a fun time at Disneyland with the sisters a couple weeks ago, and had fun at corn mazes this week too. Let me know what you guys are dressing up as for Halloween!

p.s. I’ve had a really fun time watching and listening to the Myspace Karaoke Contest entries haha. Thanks for sending those!

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I’m a space cadet today. Stoked about getting all these songs for the album finalized! We’re sooo close. Going to be doing some radio station visits this coming week. time to introduce some new David music :) . Jill Scott is awesome.

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Jill Scott – “Golden”

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From @DavidArchie:

In San Antonio for the Tejano Music Awards tomorrow!

By the way I’m not nominated for anything. I’m doing a tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez who had a big impact on me as a kid :)

@tesflancia That’s AWESOME! I hope I can get back to Asia soon!! Thanks so much for all the support!

[in reply to @tesflancia: @DavidArchie hello, David! SBL is on air these days in Manila. Just want to let u know.]

How awesome is this kid? http://twitpic.com/245237

Haha. http://twitpic.com/24572k

So I guess I look enough like me today but not enough to actually be me. People think I kind of look like David Archuleta lol.

@Vikki_garcia Haha it was funny. 1st one group came up, and then the 2nd group came and they said “you must get that a lot huh?” And no Way!

Here’s a video blog for this week! —->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30oVTmCNdOk

In San Antonio for the Tejano Music Awards. I’ll be doing a tribute to Selena Quintanilla-Perez. Really looking forward to getting to do it!

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From @amjebm26:

i was so stoked to run into David Archuleta at the Market Square Plaza!!!! Nick didnt recognize him but i knew it was him all along!!!!!!!! http://twitpic.com/248hon

UPDATE!

More pictures at AI Now.

MP3 of National Anthem

MP3 of Stand By Me with intro and speech

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Pre-rehearsal:

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From @IdolChatteryd:

Photo gallery of David Archuleta preparing for A Capitol Fourth. http://twitpic.com/225mif http://bit.ly/d99Mto

David Archuleta prepares for A Capitol Fourth

David Archuleta and his co-stars for “A Capitol Fourth” — tomorrow’s July 4 celebration in D.C. — apparently spent part of today rehearsing near the nation’s capitol.

The Associated Press provided the photos below of David rehearsing “The Star Spangled Banner” for the show.

I just checked the WITF TV listing. They’ll be televising the show live at 8 p.m., with repeat showings at 9:30 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Jimmy Smits hosts. Other performers include Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker and Gladys Knight.

Now, without further ado, the photos from David’s rehearsal.

Pop Star David Archuleta Shares July Fourth Memories

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Some photos from David Daily:

From @DavidArchie:

Beautiful weather the last few days! Hopefully tomorrow isn’t too hot. Hope everyone has had a good start to their weekend.

Taking a tour at the American History Museum! A lot of neat stuff. And a lot of people… Haha

Just got back from the dress rehearsal for ‘A Capitol Fourth!’ It’ll be on at 8 PM EST on PBS if you want to watch!

I apologize… It airs at 8 PM EST on PBS… but TOMORROW night haha. My bad.

Here is a video blog from earlier that I wasn’t able to get up sooner. Have a great 4th everyone! http://bit.ly/d3W25C

I’ll be singing at “A Capitol Fourth” Tomorrow which will be on PBS at 8 PM EST for those of you who would like to watch. I was in Nashville earlier this week, and the new single ‘Something ‘Bout Love’ also was debuted just recently. Hope everyone has a great 4th of July weekend!

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From @327dauta_WashDC:

Just gave bunch of promo cards that amy made!everybody loved david performances! were happy to take cards!

David Archuleta,the pianist perf, john schnider,symphony and reba mcintire were only live perfomances so far.

Just talked 2 person who works here he said david will be on screen during na

On the train people mentioned davids name! they couldn pronounce it first but they were excited and their teen daughter is a fan

A Capitol Fourth rehearsal on July 3 – West Lawn view http://twitpic.com/228ua7

From @StephanieBALTO

Hubby said @davidarchie rocked the west lawn!!

@davidarchie So cool that John Schneider founded Children’s Miracle Network! : )

From @Catherine_VA

Everyone stood as he sang, including the people on the steps of the Capitol. He looked & sounded phenominal.

From @williamsvanessa:

@davidarchie has given his all at every rehearsal…just seems to get better and better…..: )

From @hollyreFOD:

Can’t wait for pics and vids. Oh man. The voice of @DavidArchie soaring over the National Mall.

From @djhsail:

There was a neat parting of flags when @DavidArchie came out

From @michael_johns:

Congrats Archie on your performance last night. So proud to call you friend

Stand By Me

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National Anthem

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Photos from WireImage

Some full dress rehearsal pictures from David Daily:

MJ’s Big Blog also has pictures posted.

HQ pictures from Just Jared Jr.:

Raw Video: PBS Puts on Holiday Dress Rehearsal

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Buzz from the Press

Playbill

The Jackson Sun

WTVR.COM

Mix 104.1

The Traveling Talk Show

DC On Heels

Washington Examiner

The 330

The Washington Post

Pop Eater

David even made it to the Honduran press – La Prensa!

Fan art by Juan:

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May 032010

Got these links from DASG who in turn got them from Snarkies:

36. May Day (May 1st, 2010) Download

35. At Eman’s Studio (March 18th, 2010) Download

34. Back in Nashville! (March 8th, 2010) Download

33. Haircut (February 24th, 2010) Download

32. Hope For Haiti (January 23rd, 2010) Download

31. The End Of ’09 (December 30th, 2009) Download

30. Christmas Tour Is Almost Over (December 19th, 2009) Download

29. On The Bus (December 3rd, 2009) Download

28. Back Home! Meet Katsu & Tsuki (November 19th, 2009) Download

27. Writing, Nashville (October 21st, 2009) Download

26. Christmas Tour And Album! (October 12th, 2009) Download

25. Puffy Cheeks-B-Gone (October 7th, 2009) Download

24. Bye Bye Wisdom Teeth (September 29th, 2009) Download

23. Tennis And Shorter Thank You’s (September 12th, 2009) Download

22. Alaska (August 27th, 2009) Download

21. My voice is back! (August 18th, 2009) Download

20. Manila show and International Fans (May 16th, 2009) Download

19. On tour with McFly (April 28th, 2009) Download

18. Invisible Children (April 22nd, 2009) Download

17. Empty airport Hall (April 14th, 2009) Download

16. KL (April 8th, 2009) Download

15. Day Off. Rising Star Outreach (March 15th, 2009) Download

14. House Of Blues (March 9th, 2009) Download

13. Allentown Blog (March 1st, 2009) Download

12. Atlanta Airport (February 26th, 2009) Download

11. Album release day in New York (November 11th, 2008) Download

10. New York (November 9th, 2008) Download

09. New Video Blog! Happy birthday Claudia! (October 3rd, 2008) Download

08. Photo Shoot Behind the Scenes with David (September 25th, 2008) Download

07. Layover in Detroit to Indianapolis (September 9th, 2008) Download

06. Behind The Scenes With David (August 20th, 2008) Download

05. Lovely Pittsburgh (July 29th, 2008) Download

04. Blog in Canada (July 26th, 2008) Download

03. David Q&A PT 3 (June 23rd, 2008) Download

02. David Q&A PT 2(June 18th, 2008) Download

01. David Thank You (June 10th, 2008) Download

ALSO: All vlogs can be downloaded in .AVI format here

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And since I’m at it, I may as well post his previous vlog at Eman’s studio. Go Toro!!!

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AND… Haircut?

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From his official Youtube!

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Gosh it’s just a whole new avatar everytime! happy, cheery, uhhh–dooooo—rable!!!! i truly felt like i was watching a li’l cuddly bunny/bear talking animatedly!! so much happiness that emanates from his persona!! makes my whole entire life each and everytime!!!!:D

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Catching up with David Archuleta

Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta has a new album in the works, a book about to hit the shelves, and a very busy few months staring him in the adorably dimpled face. But the 19-year-old native of Murray, Utah, still made time to talk to us between his travels to Nashville for songwriting sessions. The follow-up to David’s gold-selling debut is slated for release later this year, but read on to learn about its progress, as well as David’s experience with the Spanish-language “We Are the World” and his thoughts on the new season of “American Idol.”

What do you think of Season 9 so far?

I just really feel for the contestants. I want to talk to them, to tell them: I went through this, and I know what it’s like. While you’re there, you’re overwhelmed with so many different things. It’s a lot of work but you’re gonna learn so much from it, and there will be so many opportunities that you wouldn’t even imagine coming to you. And all the people who work on “Idol” — so many of them made what I thought was an impossible dream come true. These are the people who can really change your life.

Talent-wise, do they measure up to previous contestants?

I think they’re really talented. They show a lot of their own personalities, and I liked that about them. And there’s some really good singers, too. Like Andrew Garcia, I like the character that he’s shown. I feel like there’s a lot of pressure for them because people are now expecting them to change up the songs, and they’re not sure exactly what to be showing people. It’s matter of balance — changing the song enough to show who you are but still preserving the song for what made it magical.

Is that the secret, David? You would know, having made it all the way to the finale.

It’s difficult. You only have so much time in the day to think about that. Especially for the kids who are in school who study and are supposed to use their brain in another way for a lot of the day. Sometimes it’s hard to focus on both things at once, especially when you have to sing in front of millions of people. But “Idol” is like boot camp — that’s what I always say. It just makes you strong and gives you the knowledge and experience that you’ll need in the future. I’m excited to continue watching.

Tell us about your new material, and how long you’ve been working on it.

I’ve been working on it since January, but I had my first writing sessions in the summer, and I went to Nashville to write in October. Then the Christmas album came out and sort of took over, but I go back to Nashville this week.

Why Nashville?

It’s a really fun town, and I just love the people there. They’re really focused, very humble people, and the writers want the songs to be meaningful. That means a lot to me. It’s just a matter of finding that balance between radio hits and songs that really bring a message across to people. Plus, I love to tell a story, but I want to talk about my own stories, so I’ve been learning a lot about the writing process by working with people like Matt Squire.

Is there something you’re trying to accomplish with this record that you weren’t able to do on the first one?

[Lyrically], I just want it to sound more like me. I want people to say, “This is David talking.” Instead of just interpreting — and I’m sure there will be songs like that — I want to focus on showing people who I am, what my personality is like and hoping that I leave an impression on people. Even if it’s a light, fun topic, I still want it to make people think. I don’t want a typical everyday relationship song. If it’s going to be about a relationship, I want to create an image in people’s minds and let their imaginations go.

Have any current artists helped inspire you as the album has come together?

Jason Mraz, A Fine Frenzy, Owl City, Imogen Heap… those are some of my favorite artists. I love how Imogen gets you thinking and her music paints all these pictures in your mind. Owl City too, the weird abstractness makes all these colors and images come to life in your head. I love it when a song can do that. I don’t wanna get too abstract about it, but I want people to have a good time with the music and for it to match my personality. That’s kind of the goal right now, which is still kind of difficult because I’m still figuring out what exactly I want to do.

Please tell us we won’t be hearing you all auto-tuned. …

I hate auto-tune! There’s a certain emotion that you work on trying to get into your voice all these years, and I feel like auto-tune takes that away. Sometimes imperfections are supposed to be there! I have a hard time singing with it on because I pay so much attention to what is coming out of me, that when what I’m hearing in my headphones is not the same as what’s actually coming out, it really throws me off. So, no, I’m not a fan of auto-tune.

One of your songs, “She’s Not You,” was leaked recently. Is it a contender for this new album?

That was like the third song I ever recorded a year and a half ago. I don’t know how it got leaked. I guess people are hacking into things a lot more, like Jason Mraz’s Twitter [account] got hacked into.
I recorded over 30 songs for my first album, and this was one of them. It was written by E-Man [Emanuel Kiriakou], who wrote “Crush,” and I really liked recording it, but it didn’t make the record. And now, he worked hard to write that song, record it and produce it, but because it’s not released or for sale on iTunes, he’s not being provided for all the work he did. So I feel really bad for him.

Your book, “Chords of Strength,” is coming out. How do you respond to those who say you’re too young to write a memoir?

I agree with them. When the idea was brought to me, I was like, “Huh? I’m only 19, and I don’t think my life has been that interesting.” At first, I wasn’t sure how I was going to do it. Except in my liner notes [laughs], I was never good at writing a lot. Even in school, I always stayed after class because I’d never finish my essay in time. So writing has been a challenge but something I’ve been working on. Also, a lot of people ask me questions about my life, and I thought this is a great way for me to finally explain how I managed to get to this point at a young age and why I’m still the way I am. That’s the focus in the book: There were so many times when I thought, “I’m not good enough,” or, “There’s no way this is going to happen,” and then it does happen. I like to share those things with people, which is what music’s all about — having even a small influence by sharing my stories.

What was the process like?

It was very challenging, but I feel like it taught me a lot of things. It brought back memories that I completely forgot about because it got me thinking deeper and in more detail.

Last month you joined Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Shakira and a host of Latin luminaries to take part in “Somos El Mundo,” the Spanish-Language version of “We Are the World.” How was that experience for you?

It was just amazing to be around so many Latin artists. I was a little nervous because I don’t have the greatest Spanish, but I was able to get by. And my mom idolizes Gloria Estefan, so I brought her with me, which was really special. Plus, I just love to be able to reach out, and I love when people come together for such a good cause. I feel such a love for people [in need] especially now, with all the things that have been happening, not just with Haiti.

Would you consider doing a Spanish album?

I really want to. I love those people. I love what they’re all about, the culture they’ve given to me in my life with my mom’s side of the family. … Latin people are so passionate about music and emotional and expressive that way.

Perez Hilton recently suggested that Gloria Estefan would be a good “Idol” judge. Would you agree?

I think she’d be a really good candidate. She has a lot of knowledge, she’s a songwriter and a performer, she’s been under those pressures and has accomplished a lot in her life. Plus, she’s a very nice, down-to-earth person. I think she’d be a really good candidate.

Any plans for you to appear on the show this year?

I’d love to. I really wanna go back, and I’ve been trying to watch this season as much as I can.

thanks all you lovely archuweeple for the heads up!

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